2012 programme

 

FRIDAY 1 JUNE
5.15pm
Dorchester Village Hall
‘Promises from a Postcard’: a symphony for Kerry Barry Marsh £4.00
7.30pm
Dorchester Abbey
PARRY: Jerusalem
CURTIS: Festival Overture
IRELAND: Legend for Piano and Orchestra
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra
World PremiÈrE performance
MOERAN / YATES: Symphony no.2
World PremiÈre performance
BBC Concert Orchestra
Martin Yates (conductor)
Mark Bebbington (piano)
£22.00
 
SATURDAY 2 JUNE
11.00am
Dorchester Abbey
PICKARD: Insomnia for Violin and Piano
SACHEVERELL COKE: Violin Sonata no.1 in D minor
World PremiÈre performance
SAINSBURY: Soliloquy for solo violin
CARR: Now Comes Beauty
World PremiÈre of violin and piano version
ELGAR: Sonata in E minor for Violin and Piano, op.82
Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin)
Matthew Rickard (piano)
£17.50
2.30pm
All Saints’ Church
Sutton Courtenay
FINZI: Songs to Poems by Christina Rossetti, op.1
CARR: Holding the Stars
GARDNER: Seven Songs, op.36
IRELAND: Eight Songs for Upper Voices
CARR: Now Comes Beauty
BOUGHTON: Sir Galahad, op.1
Syred Consort
Ben Palmer (director)
£17.50
5.15pm
Dorchester Village Hall
‘What’s going to happen at the end of Act I?’: Piper and Britten at work Sue Parker £4.00
7.00pm
Dorchester Abbey
GARLANDS FOR THE TWO ELIZABETHS
ANON: Allegra, Anglia!
MORLEY: Hard by a Crystal Fountain
BERKELEY: Spring at this hour
BENNET: All creatures now are merry minded
BENNET: Weep, O mine eyes
TIPPETT: Dance, clarion air
GIBBONS: Dainty fine bird
HOWELLS: Inheritance
EAST: Hence, stars, too dim of light
RUBBRA: Salutation
BRITTEN: Choral Dances from Gloriana
BRITTEN: Hymn to St. Cecilia
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Silence & Music
WEELKES: As Vesta was from Latmos Hill descending
BLISS: Aubade for Coronation Morning
MORLEY: Leave, alas this tormenting
FINZI: White-flowering Days
BRITTEN: Five Flower Songs
Joyful Company of Singers
Peter Broadbent (director)
£22.00
9.30pm
Dorchester Abbey
HARDY PERENNIALS
Favourite music, songs, stories and poems from the works of Thomas Hardy and the Dorset tradition

Dives and Lazarus
The Persian Dance and The Waterloo Dance
The Musical Lovers, The Soldier’s Joy, The Fairy Dance and The Girl I Left Behind Me
The Seeds of Love      
Winterbourne Tune (WILLIAM KNAPP: New Church Melody, 1751)
This Day the Stag Must Die, Fred Williams’ Irish Jig, Money Musk and Billy Boy
The Foggy Dew
Otford (MICHAEL BEESLY: A Collection of 20 New Psalm Tunes, 1746)
Derby, The Knifegrinder, and Ware Out Mother
How Happy’s the Man
Enrico and Dribbles of Brandy
The Mellstock Band
Dave Townsend (director: concertina, violin, voice)
Pete Cooper (violin, voice)
Philip Humphries (serpent, voice)
Charles Spicer (oboes, voice)
£12.00
 
SUNDAY 3 JUNE
11.00am
Silk Hall
Radley College
‘...our little life is rounded with a sleep’
The Tempest
PEEL: Reveille
Britten: Morning (This way to the tomb: II)
Ireland: Summer Schemes (from Three songs to Poems by Hardy)
Peel: In Summertime on Bredon
Britten: Evening (This way to the tomb: I)
Vaughan Williams: The Twilight People
Gurney: Kathleen ni Houlihan
Britten: Night (This way to the tomb: III)
Vaughan Williams: Procris (from Four Last Songs)
Ireland: Dear, think not that I will forget you
(from Five songs to poems of Thomas Hardy)
Finzi: To a Poet

‘To sleep – perchance to dream ...

For in that sleep of death what dreams may come’
Hamlet
Ireland: If there were dreams to sell
Gurney: The Ghost
Finzi: In the mind’s eye (from Before and After Summer)
FINZI:The Clock of the Years
Gurney: The Lake Isle of Innisfree
World PremiÈre performance
Peel: Old King Caraway
Rodney Bennet: Song of the Mad Prince (from Dream Songs)
Gurney: Thou didst delight my eyes
Howells: Peacock Pie
Philip Lancaster (baritone)
Andrew Plant (piano)
£17.50
2.30pm
Silk Hall
Radley College
YORK BOWEN: Suite no.1
RAWSTHORNE: The Creel
HOLST: The Planets
York 2
John York and Fiona York
(four hands; one piano)
£17.50
5.15pm
Dorchester Village Hall
John Ireland: The Forgotten Quite? Bruce Phillips £4.00
7.00pm
Dorchester Abbey
PURCELL: King Arthur (instrumental music)
BRITTEN: The Sword in the Stone
ELGAR: Arthur (complete incidental music)
World PremiÈre concert performance
Orchestra of St Paul’s
Ben Palmer (conductor)
£22.00
9.30pm
Dorchester Abbey
SONGS OF ENCHANTMENT
Smith: You Spotted Snakes
Haydn: The Mermaid’s Song
Stanford: The Fairy Lough
Larchet: A stoirin ban (Sleep Song)
arr. Perrett: A Garten Mother’s Lullaby
Head: The Fairies’ Dance
Head: The Singer
Head: The Fairy Tailor
Stanford : La Belle Dame sans Merci
Gibbs: In the Faery Hills
Quilter: Fairy Lullaby
Boughton: Faery Song
arr. Calthorpe: A Leprechaun
arr. Kennedy-Fraser: A Fairy’s Love Song
arr. Kennedy-Fraser: The Lure of the Fairy Hill
Brewer: The Fairy Pipers
Gibbs: You Spotted Snakes
Spross: Will o’ the Wisp
Charlotte de Rothschild (soprano)
Danielle Perrett (harp)
£12.00
 
MONDAY 4 JUNE
11.00am
Dorchester Abbey
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Hymn-tune Prelude on Song 13 by Orlando Gibbons
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Lake in the Mountains
GURNEY: Five Preludes
GURNEY arr. Banfield: Chorale Prelude on Rockingham
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS arr. Vally Lasker:
Job: A Masque for Dancing
Iain Burnside (piano) £17.50
2.30pm
Silk Hall
Radley College
AVISON: Concerto in A op.9 no.11
FARNABY arr. Bantock: Seven Pieces
BOUGHTON: Three Folk Dances
BRITTEN: Simple Symphony
DARKE: Fantasy in E minor
JENKINS: Pastorale and Allegro
PURCELL: Fairy Queen Suite
BOYCE: Symphony no.1
IRELAND: Concertino Pastorale
FISHER: Widecombe Fair: Variations in the style of Paganini
Chamber Ensemble of London
Peter Fisher (director / solo violin)
£17.50
5.15pm
Dorchester Village Hall
Delius: An Englishman Abroad Roger Buckley £4.00
7.00pm
Dorchester Abbey
Vaughan Williams: Overture: Henry V
Fletcher: Labour and Love
Arnold: Little Suite no.2
Bliss: Kenilworth
Ireland: A Downland Suite
Alwyn: The Moor of Venice
Bantock: Prometheus Unbound
Butterworth: A Dales Suite ‘Embsay’ op.24
Howells: Pageantry
Jaguar Land Rover Band
Dave Lea (conductor)
£22.00
9.30pm
Dorchester Abbey
BYRD: Haec Dies
WEELKES: Gloria in Excelsis Deo
STANFORD: Beati Quorum Via
TRADITIONAL arr. Grainger: Brigg Fair
TRADITIONAL arr. Langford: Bobby Shaftoe
TRADITIONAL arr. Knight: Londonderry Air
TRADITIONAL arr. Lawson: Swing Low
LENNON and McCARTNEY arr. Runswick: Blackbird
BERLIN arr. Pickard: Cheek to Cheek
SHERWIN and MASCHWITZ: A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
KERN and FIELDS arr. Waters: The way you look tonight
RUTTER: Come live with me
RUTTER: It was a Lover and his Lass
The Songmen £12.00
 
TUESDAY 5 JUNE
11.00am
Dorchester Abbey
BRIDGE: Cello Sonata
VENABLES: Elegy
IRELAND: Cello Sonata
DELIUS: Cello Sonata
WALTON: Passacaglia for solo cello
BRITTEN: Cello Sonata
Richard Jenkinson (cello)
Benjamin Frith (piano)
£17.50
2.30pm
Silk Hall
Radley College
KIPLING SETTINGS
GERMAN: The big Steamers
HUNT: We don’t want to fight
McGLENNON: Sons of the Sea
DAWSON: Boots
STUART: Soldiers of the Queen
GERMAN: Rolling down to Rio
SULLIVAN: The absent-minded Beggar
SPEAKES: The Road to Mandalay
DE KOVEN: Recessional
IRELAND: The Soldier
GERMAN: Has anybody seen my Boy Jack?
ELGAR: The Fringes of the Fleet
NOVELLO: Keep the Home Fires burning
COWARD: Mad Dogs and Englishmen

This will be a ‘Come and Sing the Choruses’ event. Audience members who wish to take part will be invited to attend a rehearsal before the concert (sandwich lunch included).
Tom Higgins (director / piano)
Elizabeth Traill (soprano)
Alexander Knox (baritone)
Richard Fawkes (narrator)
£17.50
5.15pm
Dorchester Village Hall
‘Too much of this political business’: Elgar, India and Empire Andrew Neill £4.00
7.00pm
Dorchester Abbey
WARLOCK: Capriol Suite
ALWYN: Autumn Legend
DELIUS: Seven Danish Songs
DELIUS: Irmelin, Song before Sunrise
DELIUS: A Late Lark
PARRY: Symphony no.3
ESO
John Andrews (conductor)
Elena Xanthoudakis (soprano)
£22.00
 
 
The EMF reserves the right to change the programme or the artists without prior notice.